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Prayer Requests from June 13, 2021

Prayer Requests from June 13, 2021


We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

Marsha Becker: I pray that we all are more aware of the environmental gifts God has given us and that we take better care of them.

Mark & Kim Borsheim: Please pray for Adam while he is in Africa. He is taking veterinarian classes and working on the game preserve. Thank you for your prayers.

Betty Rude: Thank you for your prayers for Georgette and continued prayer as she gets her results back. God is so good.

Mike & Yvie Swaim: Keep Tim & Angie Storms in your prayers, as well as Emma & Evan. They have all got COVID. They are doing Okay, but very sick. The kids are not as bad.

Wayne & Debbie Frisbie: Please pray for my nephew, Jon Frisbie as he tries to get his life on track! As always, pray for our military.

Arrty & Jen Rude: Please pray for safe travels for Jen and Julianna this week.

Mike & Cindy Wood: Pray for Family Promise as we move back to congregational hosting June 24. Thank you for your support.

 Scott & Karman Rouse: Karmen’s brother, Rick Armstrong is having more tests this week to determine if he has prostate cancer. Rick is still going back and forth from here to California for work so please keep him and his wife, Veeda in your prayers.

Dan & Teri Dupey: Please pray for Teri and her decisions about employment. Special prayers for Georgette in her healing. Prayers for Mark in his healing with bladder cancer. Pray for Brad & Kathy Roberts as well as Angie & Tim Storms dealing with COVID. Continued prayers for all our graduates as they make new decisions. Praise God for the rain that was needed so badly!

Bonnie Boulton: My son, Brian is in the hospital having many tests in preparation for receiving his new kidney. Please pray for a successful operation and recovery.

Larry & Sylvia Slate: Continue praying for Brad & Kathy. Friday Brad was in the hospital with COVID. Prayers for Georgette for good results and healing.

Larry & Jean Grow: Please keep our family in your prayers, especially our son, Wade’s family.

David & Linda Bruner: Pray for Georgette Rude and the results of her surgery. Pray for all the families of our congregation – kids and grandkids, etc.

Dale Herboldt: Please keep the Priddy family in your prayers as they face a number of challenges in their lives.

Glenn & Judie Sanborn: Pray for Georgette that the results of her surgery will be good. Prayers for the families who are hurting & grieving.

Mike Taylor: Please pray for Michelle, Gwen, and the rest of the Girl Scout Troop. They are traveling to Savannah, GA on a troop trip.


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Sermon: June 13, 2021

Who God Is

Part 1:
“The Great I Am”

by Michael Lewis

June 13, 2021

My life-lesson notebook:

  1. Often, life is hard. Expect it.
  2. The healthiest people find spiritual peace within a hard situation, rather than after them.
  3. The people with the greatest contentment place their trust in something that never changes.

God tells Moses it does NOT matter who he is; it matters who God is. Who I AM is.

Exodus 3:13,14

Exodus 14:4

It is the Nature of the Great I AM to:

1. When I AM tells His people to do something, He always helps it to happen.

“In the distant future, when you are suffering all these things, you will finally return to the Lord your God and listen to what he tells you. For the Lord your God is a merciful God; he will not abandon you or destroy you or forget the solemn covenant he made with your ancestors.”  -Deuteronomy 4:31

“If you love me, obey my commandments… But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you. No, I will not abandon you as orphans-I will come to you.”  -John 14:15, 17, 18

“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”  -James 1:2-3

2. God doesn’t always lead us in the easy way.

“Tell the Israelites to turn back and camp near Pi-Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea. They are to encamp by the sea, directly opposite Baal- Zephon.”  -Exodus 14:2

Exodus 14:10

“There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.”  -Proverbs 14:2

3. God often leads us to what we have to face and cannot go around.

2 Corthians 1:8,9

4. Any way God makes is for His glory and then our eternal good.

“My great glory will be displayed through Pharaoh and his troops, his chariots, and his charioteers. When my glory is displayed through them, all Egypt will see my glory and know that I am the Lord!”  -Exodus 14:17-18

“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’”  -John 14:6

Followers of The Way:  Acts 9:2; 18:25; 19:9: 22:4; 24:14

“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”  -2 Corinthians 12:8-9

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Bulletin: June 13, 2021


Our Worship…

Our God, He Is Alive
You’re The One!
The Old Rugged Cross (vs 1 and 3)
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Father God
Be Still (vs 1 and 2; during the passing of the cup)
Holy, Holy, Holy (Sopranos v1, Altos v2, Tenors and Bass v3, Everyone v4)
On Zion’s Glorious Summit
Holy Ground (dismiss children)
VIDEO: Always, Usually, Maybe, Never
MESSAGE: Who God Is: The Great I Am; Makes The Way
God Will Make a Way
Great Are You Lord

Church Family Update…

We are returning to passing the offering baskets and communion trays this morning… However, anyone who is uncomfortable with that, the sealed communion items and offering shoebox will remain in the center aisle for several more weeks. If you have any questions, the elders welcome them.

Remember your baby bottle…  NEXT SUNDAY IS THE DEADLINE FOR TURNING THEM IN. So, those who took a bottle, to fill it with change to help Open Arms Pregnancy Care Center should know the money filled bottles are due to be turned in now.

WE HAVE A SPECIAL PROJECT FOR SOMEONE… This morning you will see some of the improvements we have been working on for the past year. But we have a couple of small jobs that need attention. We need to spruce up the dressing rooms for baptisms. We need a new collection of towels, hair dryer made in this century, full length mirror that doesn’t look like it came from an amusement park and so on. If you have interest in helping with these rooms to be more welcoming just talk to Michael and he will give you more details.

Remember our Sunday morning Bible classes for children and adults… Arrty Rude is currently teaching the adult class. His topic, “Humility…” Wayne Frisbie is on deck, teaching through August. Let’s get back to being part of this opportunity to learn from God’s Word.

Remember to pass along your prayer requests… Please turn in your Communication Cards. Hopefully passing the basket will increase our prayer requests.

Saturday June 19th – Youth Group Canfield Hike
Meet at the Youth Barn @ 9:00
We will be hiking so bring the appropriate attire!
We will have a devo at the top of the mountain and we will also have lunch when we get down the mountain.

Please welcome our new Youth Group kids!
Brooks Judd, Grace Klein, Gwen Taylor and Juliana Rude

Upcoming Youth Events
June 26th-Family Bowling Night
July 2nd– Beach Day
July 16th-17th-Youth Lock-IN
July 23rd– Swimming @ The Slates
July 30th– Family Roller Rink Night

Dates for events might shift depending on how things happen. Keep checking the Upcoming Youth Events here in the bulletin for any changes that might happen!

Ignite Fellowship!
Our next Ignite Fellowship will be at Jen & Arrty Rude’s place on July 2nd! Come for burgers, s’more’s and outdoor games as well as indoor fun!

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Prayer Requests from June 6, 2021

Prayer Requests from June 6, 2021

Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Ephesians 6:18

Prayer Requests

Dan & Teri Dupey: Pray for a successful future and God’s blessings on all our seniors! Pray for Georgette’s surgery this Thursday.  Also, pray for Mark Milburn for healing of his bladder cancer, for Irene Clark’s health, as well as the family of Bob Brown. Continue to pray for James Hersey, (a friend in Alan McCormick’s home church) who has had great difficulty with COVID. We are so thankful for the accomplishments of all our seniors. We are, also, thankful for our improvement in our health over COVID.  Remember, prayers are effective!

Richard & Becky Essary: Prayers for our neighbor, Bob. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Pray that he make the best decisions regarding treatment and a hopeful outcome. Prayers for his family as they deal with this diagnosis.

Cole Litalien: Please pray for my friend, Bob who has stepped away from God’s light.

Christian Eggar: I pray for the seniors as they enter this new phase of their life! God bless!

David & Linda Bruner: Please pray for the Faver family. My sister’s father-in-law passed away Thursday. Don Faver was a great man of God and will be missed.

Dale Herboldt: Please pray for Diane. She has been home for a week with shingles.

Scott & Karmen Rouse: Prayers for Carroll Taylor and a successful surgery this week as well as Georgette’s surgery.

Harold & Trisha Schultz: Thank you for the prayer said for Darcy Lamont. He has lost his fight with cancer. Please continue to pray for his family.

Wayne & Debbie Frisbie: Please pray for all those who are sick. Please pray for our son, Jeffery as he settling into his new home for the next 4 years in Groten, Connecticut.

Michael Lewis: Please pray for Brad & Kathy Robert’s health. Brad has COVID and is quite ill. Kathy also has COVID like symptoms. Also, pray for Georgette & Kent Rude; Mark & Janet Milburn too.

Mark & Kim Borsheim: Please pray for Adam as he goes to Africa to do work on a large game preserve with a team from the University. Thank you.

Arrty Rude: Prayers for Jen & Juli, they are not feeling well.

Chris & Nichole Rouse: Nichole’s dad, Carroll Taylor, will have surgery this Friday, June 11. Please remember him in your prayers as well as Nichole’s mom, Margaret.

Anita Poland: Please pray for Cindy Kendrick, a friend with a deteriorating back condition and I thank God for all my blessings.

Larry & Sylvia Slate: Prayers for Georgette and her surgery.

Les & Nancy Biby: Please continue to pray for healing for Sue Hastings our friend in Illinois suffering from ulcerative colitis.

Blessings and Thanksgivings

Glenn & Judie Sanborn: Praise God for the joy of being together. Prayers for all the seniors who are stepping out into the world. May they always take God with them.

Richard & Becky Essary: Blessings for a safe delivery and health baby to Blythe & Dash Johnson. Welcome baby Juniper Scout Johnson.

David & Angela Gutierrez: Thanking God for the continued blessing that our daughter, Christina has been to our lives.

Marsha Becker: Bless our senior graduates as they take on the challenges that lay before them! Congrats to you all!

Paul & Katrina Swaim: Praise God for our graduating seniors! Pray that He continues to guide them and walk with them on all their future paths.

Betty Jo Clark: Thank you Lord for the huge blessings you have given us. We were able to move in this Saturday, June 12.


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Bulletin: June 6, 2021


Our Worship…

Senior Sunday!

Let Us Worship
All to Us
Family News
We Shall Assemble
Hide Me Away, O Lord
On Bended Knee
Lords Supper
God Is So Good
Elder’s Charge/Jesse’s Response
Jesus, Hold My Hand
Senior Slideshow
As The Deer
Bind Us Together
Charge from Christian
Presentation of the Bibles
Prayer of Blessing
Shout Hallelujah!

Church Family Update…

Today we honor our graduating seniors… It is always an important inflection point in ones life. Let’s give these seniors the recognition they deserve for what they have accomplished. They are: Christine Gutierrez, Jesse Harlan, Makena Sande, Caleb Swaim, Rosie Campbell, Rachel Cutler, Britni Welter, and Sadie Annotti. 

Just to complete some loose ends… We carried a church van full of food for Newby-ginnings just before Memorial Day weekend. We basically quadrupled their food pantry and some of the volunteer workers had tears in their eyes from your generosity. And also please know when we asked you to text or email a vote for Newby-ginnings as they were up against another charity for a $2,000 gift from a car dealership. Well, our votes counted and Newby-ginnings won by a significant margin to receive the check. They wanted me to make sure I told you thank you…So, thank you.

Remember our Sunday morning Bible classes for children and adults… Arrty Rude is currently teaching the adult class. His topic, “Humility…” Arrty will be teaching through Fathers’ Day. Wayne Frisbie is on deck, teaching through August. Let’s get back to being part of this opportunity to learn from God’s Word.

Remember your baby bottle…  Those who took a bottle to fill it with change to help Open Arms Pregnancy Care Center should know the money filled bottles are due to be turned in no later than June 20th (Father’s Day).

Remember to pass along your prayer requests… Please turn in your Communication Cards. Prayer matters.

Thanks to everyone who helped and attended Bob Brown’s celebration of life yesterday. Bob’s family deeply appreciated our efforts. Again, thank you church.

Beach Day — Saturday, June 12th
Beach day next Saturday! Meet at the Youth Barn @ 10:00 Come Join!
We will be swimming at the McEuen park beach near Tubbs Hill.Clean up Day — Friday, June 11th
Friday, June 11th we will be helping Georgette clean up around the playground and parking lot. We will be getting rid of weeds and edging! Come Join for this service project!

Senior Class of 2021
Congratulations Graduates!

Minute in the Word
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”  -Numbers 6:24-26(NIV)

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Sermon: May 30, 2021


Part 8:
“Living for Heaven’s Sake”

by Michael Lewis

May 30, 2021

“For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.”  -Hebrews 13:14

“For I have told you often before, and I say it again with tears in my eyes, that there are many whose conduct shows they are really enemies of the cross of Christ. They are headed for destruction. Their god is their appetite, they brag about shameful things, and they think only about this life here on earth. But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior. He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own…”  -Philippians 3:18-21

Heaven always has implications for right now…or at least it should.

“To God’s elect, strangers in the world, scattered…”  1 Peter 1:1

“Dear friends, I warn you as ‘temporary residents and foreigners” to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world.’”  -1 Peter 2:11-12

What we hope for is what we should live for.  (1 Peter 4:7-10)

For Heaven’s sake, we are:

1. Pray for heaven’s perspective on earth.

Prayer is the exile’s native language.

“This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.’”  -Matthew 6:9-10

We need a whole bunch of what’s up there, down here.

2. Translate God’s heavenly love for each person.

“The end of the world is coming soon… Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay.”  -1 Peter 4:7-9

3. Build bridges from heaven to earth.

A priests and ministers build bridges to those who need the lord.

“…you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”  -1 Peter 2:5-6

“…you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”  -1 Peter 2:9-10

People really need the lord.

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Bulletin: May 30, 2021


Our Worship…

A Wonderful Savior
He Is Able
Faithful Love
Memorial Day Video: They Said Yes
Family News
In His Presence
In Heavenly Love Abiding
By Christ Redeemed
Lord’s Supper
How Sweet, How Heavenly
His Grace Reaches Me
Video: I Need You Every Hour
Message: Heaven Help Us
Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand
(dismiss children)
Prayer of Blessing
Heavenly Sunlight

Church Family Update…

Remember the Memorial Service celebrating the life of Bob Brown… will be this coming Saturday afternoon at 1pm. While Bob was full of faith in facing his death, we still need to do everything we can to encourage Bob’s family as they grieve and yet wish to fondly remember Bob.

Remember our Sunday morning Bible classes for children and adults… Arrty Rude is currently teaching the adult class. His topic, “Humility…” Arrty will be teaching through Fathers’ Day. Then, Wayne Frisbie will be teaching through August. Let’s get back to being part of this opportunity to learn from God’s Word.

Remember to pass along your prayer requests… Please turn in your Communication Cards. Prayer matters. We hope everyone will complete a Communication Card filled with prayer requests today.

Please know the church office will be closed tomorrow for Memorial Day… If you should have an emergency or any special need please feel free to call any of the shepherds or Michael. Their phone numbers are on the back page.

Next Sunday will be Senior Sunday… We have a large number of graduating seniors to celebrate next Sunday. They are: Christine Gutierrez, Jesse Harlan, Makena Sande, Caleb Swaim, Rosie Campbell, Rachel Cutler, Britni Welter, and Sadie Annotti.

Movie Night
Friday Night Youth Group! Join us next Friday for:
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
@Youth Group 6-8 p.m.
Upcoming Youth Events
June 4 – Movie Night
June 12 – Beach Day
June 19 – Canfield Hike
June 26 – Family Bowling Night
July 2 – Outdoor Movie Night
July – 16-17 Lock In
July 23 – Swim @ The Slates
July 30 – Family Roller Skating
Minute in the Word:
“You Know this, my beloved brothers and sisters. Now everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger.”  -James 1:19 NASB
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Encouragement from Dale Herboldt


Luke 10:25-37 records the well known story of the “good Samaritan.” it has lots of details and many valuable lessons, but to me this parable stands out because of two words! The Samaritan “had compassion” Luke 10:33 ESV.

Compassion is a complex thing. You can’t fake it, you can’t define it, and you can’t restrain it. Once compassion arises in our hearts, it takes on a life of it’s own. Compassion is not meant to stay inside us –  it is meant to motivate us to action and accomplish something. Compassion serves as a connecting link that binds us together with others. Christians need to look on everyone as being “our neighbor” and see them through the filters of compassion. “And so, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion…” Col. 3:12 NASB


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